Happy New Year!  


It has been wonderful welcoming all the children back and seeing them settle into our classroom routines. 


This term we have introduced a new class dojo system across our school, whereby all the children need to accumulate dojo points to earn bronze, silver and gold awards respectively. The children need to follow our school rules of being safe, respectful and ready. These expectations are set across the entire day therefore a child can receive 9 points a day for demonstrating these behaviours. It has been great to see some children already receiving 9 points in a day!


We have started in English by exploring the adventure story, Oliver and the Seawigs. We will look at the features of what makes an effective adventure story for someone to read. This will be an exciting explorative journey working towards writing our own adventure narrative based on the characters in the text. 


As mathematicians, we will begin by focusing on multiplication and division. This is an important time for us in Eagle Class with the multiplication check approaching. All children should be concentrating and working hard to know their times tables up to 12 x 12. In maths we are using the scheme, Power Maths, which builds in small steps to deepen our mathematical understanding.


We have commenced our journey using our enquiry skills in humanities to look at our spring topic marvellous maps and during RE, we will begin by focusing on our local Church and the community we live in. I am looking forward to seeing the children develop their enquiry skills over the next coming weeks.


All children have been shown and engaged with Google Classroom in the Autumn term. Therefore, I will continue to use this platform to set weekly homework tasks for all the children to engage with. 


Thank you to everyone for your continued help in supporting the children’s learning. I am very excited to be teaching the children this term and hope you are looking forward to hearing about our learning and seeing some of the amazing work we produce. 


Many thanks, 


Miss Rustell and The Eagle Team